Migrants, the Med and Merchants

Published on March 18, 2016 by   ·   No Comments
A boat full of migrants arrives at the Italian island of Lampedusa in April 2011

Suggestion fails to take into account military aims.

Unemployed Seafarers on Passenger Vessels Could Rescue Migrants

by Captain John Dalby

Whilst acknowledging, indeed applauding, the great work being undertaken by the naval forces in the Mediterranean and their vital contribution to the humanitarian efforts, it’s about time the politicians practiced what they preach about civilian/military co-operation.

I shudder to think what the cost of the migrant naval operation throughout the Mediterranean might be, but I’m betting it’s tens of millions of dollars a week. All paid for by E.U. taxpayers. The hidden danger in this, is to our national security posed by removing these naval and military assets from purely military duties in the Eastern Med and elsewhere.

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Source: maritime-executive.com

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